George Henry Seacrist
(1865-1942)
Mary Emma Schoyer
(1867-1922)
Lillie Gertrude Seacrist
(1888-1951)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Dr. George Nevin Beecher Sr.

Lillie Gertrude Seacrist 1 2 3 4

  • Born: 15 Jul 1888, Paradise Twp., York, PA 5 6
  • Christened: 4 Nov 1888, Paradise Township: Holtzschwamm Reformed Church, York, PA 7
  • Marriage (1): Dr. George Nevin Beecher Sr. on 19 Jun 1912 in York, York, PA 1
  • Died: 7 Jul 1951, Evanston, Cook, IL at age 62 5
  • Buried: York: Greenmount Cemetery, York, PA 5

   Other names for Lillie were Lillian Gertrude Seachrist 5 8 and Lilly Gertrude Seacrist.6

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Census in 1900 in York, York, PA. 9 The 1900 census recorded George Sechrist, carpenter, 35, born Nov 1865, living with wife Mary, 34, Dec 1866; Lillie, 12, Sep 1888; and Helen, 10, Oct 1890. George and Mary were married for 13 years and she had brithed 2 children by 1900, both alive that year. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

2. She was confirmed on 28 Mar 1902 in York: Memorial United Church of Christ, York, PA.

3. Census in 1910 in York, York, PA. 10 The 1910 census recorded George H. Seachrist, 34, living with wife Mary E., 33; Lillie G, 21; Helen H., 19; and Dorothy E., 4. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania.

4. Newspaper: York Daily: Engagement Announced, 30 Dec 1911, York, York, PA. 11 Mr. and Mrs. George Seacrist, 34 East College avenue, at a luncheon yesterday afternoon announced the engagement of their daughter, Miss Lillie G. Seacrist, to Dr. G. Irvin Beecher, of Chicago, Ill. Dr. Beecher is a son of George Beecher, 317 East College avenue, and is a graduate of the York High school, being president of the class of 1906.

5. Newspaper: York Daily: Dr. G. Nevin Beecher, of Chicago, Will Wed Miss Lillie G. Seacrist, 13 Jun 1912, York, York, PA. 3 Came To York For Bride

Dr. G. Nevin Beecher, of Chicago, Will Wed Miss Lillie G. Seacrist

Dr. G. Nevin Beecher, formerly of this city, and his brother S. E. Beecher, Chicago, Ill., are spending a week with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. George C. Beecher, 317 East College avenue. Dr. Beecher was graduated after taking a course in medicine in Chicago about a year ago and has now engaged in the practice of his profession in that city.
The wedding of Dr. Beecher and Miss Lillie G. Seacrist, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George A. Seacrist, East College avenue, will take place at the bride's home next Wednesday evening. Both young folks are graduates of the York High school of the class of 1906. They will return to Chicago, where they will make their future home. Miss Edythe Grace Beecher, sister of Dr. Beecher will accompany the party upon their return to Chicago. She will spend several months in the West.

6. Newspaper: York Daily: Beecher-Seacrist Wedding, 20 Jun 1912, York, York, PA. 4 Dr. G. Nevin Beecher, of Chicago, formerly of this city, and Miss Lillie Gertrude Seacrist, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Seacrist, were married last evening. The ceremony took place at 7 o'clock at the home of the bride's parents, 34 East College avenue, the Rev. Dr. E. F. Wiest, pastor of Heidelberg Reformed church, officiating. The bride was attended by Miss Gertrude Holtzapple, as maid of honor, while Clyde Buckingham acted as best man. Miss Dorothy Seacrist, sister of the bride, was flower girl, and Master J. Bernard Smith was the ring bearer. The ring ceremony of the Reformed church was observed. The bride was attired in a gown of white crepe meteor over messaline, trimmed in pearls and duchese lace. She carried a shower bouquet of roses and lilies of the valley. Following the ceremony a reception was held at the Seacrist residence. Among the guests were a number from Philadelphia, Camden, Norristown and Chicago, Ill. The bride was the recipient of numerous presents, including china, cut glass and silverware. Both young people are graduates of York High school, of the class of 1906, of which Dr. Beecher was president. The newly married couple left last evening for Chicago, where the bridegroom has engaged in the practice of his profession. Miss Edyth Grace Beecher, sister of the bridegroom, will accompany the party to Chicago, where she will spend some time as a guest. After July 1, Dr. and Mrs. Beecher will be at home to their friends at their newly furnished apartment at 900 North State street. Dr. Beecher is a son of Mr. and Mrs. George C. Beecher, 317 East College avenue.

7. Census in 1920 in Evanston, Cook, IL. 12 The 1920 census recorded at 1115 Grove St.: George N. Beecher, doctor, 31, born in Pennsylvania, living with wife Gertrude L., 31, Pennsylvania; and son George N. Beecher, 3 years 4 months, Illinois. Also in the home is brother Samuel E. Beecher, dentist, 49, Pennsylvania; Ada H. Beecher, sister-in-law, 29, Illinois; Eleanor L. Beecher, 1 year 9 months, New York; and Clara Wanish, servant, 24, Wisconsin.

8. Census in 1930 in Evanston, Cook, IL. 13 The 1930 census recorded at 1031 Ridge Avenue: George N. Beecher, doctor surgery, 42, liviing with wife Lillie S., 41; son George N., 13; and Anna Olson, 31, servant. George was married at age 24 when his wife was 23.

9. Census in 1940 in Evanston, Cook, IL. 14 The 1940 census recorded at 1031 Ridge Avenue: George N. Beecher, 51, physician supervisor, living with wife Lillian S., 50; and Adeline M. Hanke, maid, 22. Lilian and George were born in Pennsylvania.

10. Residence: 1031 Ridge Ave., Evanston, IL on 1 Mar 1950 in Evanston, Cook, IL. 8


Lillie married Dr. George Nevin Beecher Sr., son of George Calvin Beecher and Martha Savilla Eicholtz, on 19 Jun 1912 in York, York, PA.1 (Dr. George Nevin Beecher Sr. was born on 14 Mar 1888 in York, York, PA,15 16 17 died on 1 Mar 1950 in Evanston, Cook, IL 8 16 18 and was buried on 5 Mar 1950 in York: Greenmount Cemetery, York, PA 16 18.)


Sources


1 FamilySearch.org, <i>Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885 - 1950</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VFSL-CJ3 George Nevin Beecher and Lillie Gertrude Seacrist, 1912.

2 <i>Records of Sharon Nickol Swope</i> (http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=nickol).

3 <i>The York Daily (York, PA)</i>, 13 Jun 1912, page 7. Marriage of G. Nevin Beecher and Lillie G. Seacrist.

4 <i>The York Daily (York, PA)</i>, 20 Jun 1912, page 2. Beecher-Seacrist Wedding.

5 <i>Find A Grave</i>, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=88170186.

6 Ancestry.com, <i>York County, Pennsylvania, 1833-1935: Holtzschwamm Church (Reformed)</i> (Original records held at the church.), Birth of Lilly Gertrude Seacrist, 15 Jul 1888.

7 Ancestry.com, <i>York County, Pennsylvania, 1833-1935: Holtzschwamm Church (Reformed)</i> (Original records held at the church.), Baptism of Lilly Gertrude Seacrist, 4 Nov 1888.

8 <i>The Gazette and Daily (York, PA)</i> (York, York, Pennsylvania.), 2 Mar 1950, page 35. Death of Dr. George N. Beecher.

9 <i>1900 United States Census</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M3H4-JTG George Sechrist, District 2 York city Ward 1, York, Pennsylvania, United States; citing sheet 11A, family 250, NARA microfilm publication T623, FHL microfilm 1241502.

10 <i>1910 United States Census</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MGCP-BK4 Lillie G Seachrist in household of George H Seachrist, York Ward 1, York, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 114, sheet 3B, family 70.

11 <i>The York Daily (York, PA)</i>, 30 Dec 1911, page 7.

12 <i>1920 United States Census</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MJWQ-CT9 George N Beecher, 1920.

13 <i>1930 United States Census</i>, Year: 1930; Census Place: Evanston, Cook, Illinois; Roll: 499; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 2120; Image: 760.0; FHL microfilm: 2340234.

14 <i>1940 United States Census</i>, Year: 1940; Census Place: Evanston, Cook, Illinois; Roll: T627_778; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 16-190.

15 <i>1900 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, York County, York, Series: T623 Roll: 1503 Page: 291.

16 <i>Find A Grave</i>, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=88170175.

17 FamilySearch.org, <i>United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/V1VK-CJZ George Nevin Beecher, 1942.

18 <i>The Gazette and Daily (York, PA)</i> (York, York, Pennsylvania.), 6 Mar 1950, page 30. Funeral of Dr. George N. Beecher.



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